Category Archives: Equipment

Cool Aquarium Products You May Not Know About, But Should! – VOLUME 2

Today we’ll be shedding light on clever products that you may not have known even existed. We’re confident these selections will make your aquarium maintenance easier and your tank healthier in 2018.

Majano Wand Aiptasia and Majano Eliminator: What YOU Need to Know

Aiptasia and majano anemones multiply quickly and can take over an aquarium. The Majano Wand disintegrates these pests. Just touch the anemone with the tip of the wand and press the button.

Portal Algae Magnet with Magnifying Lenses: What YOU Need to Know

This little device is a clever magnified viewing portal that allows you to view incredible details in your aquarium and cleans your aquarium walls! The 4” diameter magnifying lens magnetically mounts to the wall of your tank and the inside portion of the magnetically coupled device contains cleaning pads that will remove algae as you […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Aquarium Heaters By Keith MacNeil, Reef Squad

As the winter months draw near, colder temperatures—both inside and outside—are fast approaching. It’s around this time each year I begin to see threads pop up on aquarium message boards discussing aquarium heater failure. Sometimes hobbyists are lucky: the heater simply did not turn on and their tank got colder. In other instances, heaters actually […]

EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w LED Review + Q&A By Keith MacNeil, Reef Squad

I purchased my EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w LED Light Fixtures about a year ago after seeing them in action in the booth at the 2011 Reef-a-Palooza show in Southern California. Having tried almost every other type of lighting available, I figured it was time to make the leap into the LED craze. There are plenty of LED fixtures […]

The ABCs of LEDs, Part 2 By Robert Farnsworth, Reef Squad

After reading through the comments on our May 2012 article, The ABCs of LEDs, we decided it would be a good idea to post a short follow-up to answer some of your questions and provide additional information about LED aquarium lights. One thing we noticed is that many hobbyists are having a difficult time choosing the right […]

The ABCs of LEDs, Part 1 By Robert Farnsworth, Reef Squad

Responsible reefkeepers know conservation is playing a huge role in the growth and evolution of the aquarium hobby. Yet, those outside the aquarium hobby sometimes fail to recognize how much we, as a community, truly care about Mother Earth and her oceans. We support efforts to eliminate abuses in collection, encourage captive breeding and propagation […]

How to Organize Your Aquarium Equipment by Jose Serrano, Reef Squad

How many times has water fallen on the power strip you plug your aquarium supplies into? How often do you unplug the wrong piece of equipment because you have no idea which plug it is? Are your cables so intertwined they resemble braids of hair or worse, tangled into a veritable bird’s nest? Don’t worry: you are […]

Setting up a Biopellet Reactor By Murray W. Camp

So, you just purchased a new biopellet reactor. Congratulations! You may be saying to yourself: “what do I do now”? Hopefully, this article will answer some of your questions. What are biopellets? “Biopellets” are beads or pellets of a solid plastic, used in an upflow reactor, for nutrient control. The basic idea behind this methodology is that […]

Items needed for a Reef aquarium

When considering setting up a reef aquarium, it is important to get a starting list of items that will be needed to properly set up the aquarium.  There are many items that are needed for a tank to be properly set up and some that are not needed, but are nice to have for the tank.  We […]